There are a lot of internal and external pressures that can alter the way we feel mentally. Today's hectic and demanding lifestyles can gradually wear us down without us even realizing it. If you are one of those people who feel weary, tired and mentally fatigued, here are 3 things that can help.
Change your diet – If you indulge in fast food then try and replace it with fresh fruit and vegetables. A recent study showed that school children that ate a healthy well balanced diet were much calmer and more attentive compared to those who ate highly processed food. Also try to drink more water as this will help to flush out toxins from the body and brain.
Get some exercise – This will enable the release of endorphins, neurotransmitters in the brain that help to combat the feelings of stress. Even if you just take up gentle exercise like walking it will help you to feel more relaxed. Just getting moving will also help rid your system of harmful toxins.
Quit drinking and smoking – If you drink and smoke as a quick fix to release stress then you are unfortunately compounding the problem in the long run. These are 2 things that will really make a difference if you can cut them out. Easier said than done and if you have a hard time stopping then at least try to cut back.
Small changes in lifestyle now can have an amazingly positive effect over the long term. Being mentally fit will help you overcome the hurdles that we all encounter in life.